After COVID-19 threatened to delay the start of 2020 NFL training camps, the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs reported Saturday while the remaining 30 teams report Tuesday at their respective facilities.
Players go through roughly a two-week acclimatization period that the NFLPA and NFL negotiated to minimize the chances of injury after the virtual offseason program that included no traditional football work. The plan includes just over a week of strength and conditioning, followed by five days of non-padded practices. The first padded practice could occur Aug. 17, with a maximum of 14 padded practices before the start of the regular season.
We asked our NFL Nation reporters to make a bold prediction about what will come out of camp for the team they cover. See their answers below.
Devin Singletary will dominate snaps in the Bills' backfield.
The team's leading returning rusher, Singletary is poised to blossom in his second NFL season -- despite the fact that Buffalo drafted running back Zack Moss in the third round this year. The two should split carries during training camp, but Singletary's experience and effectiveness in Brian Daboll's system will quickly set him apart from the rookie as the Bills' featured back. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques
There will be three Week 1 rookie starters, but quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won't be one.
This unique offseason will likely give advantages to veterans over rookies, but the Dolphins' roster was slim on talent, particularly in the trenches, so first-round pick Austin Jackson (left tackle) and second-round pick Robert Hunt (right guard or tackle) are my picks to earn starting roles from the jump. Rookies Noah Igbinoghene (nickel cornerback), Raekwon Davis (defensive tackle) and Brandon Jones (safety) all can make a case to be Week 1 starters with a strong training camp, and the projection here is that at least one does. Tagovailoa is the most high-profile Dolphins rookie, but the presence of trusted veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and his familiarity with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey might put the team's No. 5 pick on the bench to start the season. That isn't a knock on Tagovailoa, either. He's coming off a serious hip injury, and his little time with the coaching staff means patience is the best plan. -- Cameron Wolfe